Does Aricept cause heart problems?

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Does Aricept cause heart problems?

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answered Aug 10, 2023 by 2021sucked (36,200 points)
Aricept does sometimes cause heart problems which include heart block and bradycardia which is a slow heart rate.

Before starting to take Aricept you should talk to your doctor about any heart problems you already have.

Aricept does have some possible long term side effects which can include stomach ulcers and bleeding although most side effects from Aricept are mild and temporary.

Aricept works for around 6 months for Alzheimer's and dementia but only slows down further decline in cognition.

Aricept does not however slow down the progression of Alzheimer's disease or dementia.

Medications that interact with Aricept are beta blocks and antihistamines.

Other medications that interact with Aricept are Bepredil, Cisapride, Dronedarone, Fluconazole, Ketoconazole, Levoketoconazole, Mesoridazine and Pimozide.

A common side effect of Aricept is nausea and Vomiting.

Other side effects of Aricept include muscle cramps, tremors, trouble sleeping, weakness, drowsiness, dizziness, weight loss, loss of appetite and diarrhea.

Once you begin taking Aricept it takes at least 2 weeks for the Aricept medication to begin working and relieving symptoms of dementia or Alzheimer's.

It can take a few weeks to a few months to notice improvement in cognitive function which is the ability to think and remember.

Aricept is used for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease symptoms and sometimes dementia symptoms.

A doctor would prescribe Aricept to treat Alzheimer's disease and dementia symptoms such as confusion and memory loss.

Aricept works by improving a person's attention, ability to engage in daily activities and memory.

Aricept is also known as donepezil as Aricept is the brand name for donepezil.

The problems with Aricept which is also known as donepezil are possible allergic reactions.

Possible allergic reactions that can occur when taking Aricept which is the same as donepezil include seizures, slow heartbeat, dizziness, feeling faint or lightheaded, trouble breathing, confusion, fatigue, unusual weakness, vomiting, nausea, heartburn, burping, bloating, loss of appetite, burning stomach pain, peptic ulcers, swelling of the throat, tongue, lips,l face, hives, itching and skin rashes.

The number one drug prescribed for Alzheimer's is Aricept also known as Donepezil.

The best over the counter medication for dementia is Aricept also known as Donepezil which is approved to treat all stages of dementia and Alzheimer's disease.

The stage of dementia that patients forget family members is stage 6 dementia which is severe mental decline and moderately severe dementia.

During stage 6 dementia the patient will not remember family members or much or any of the past and may not recognize friends either.

The happy pill for dementia patients is Citalopram.

Other antidepressants for dementia patients are sertraline and escitalopram.

The brand names for these antidepressants are Zoloft, Lexapro and Celexa.

The number one best vitamin for brain function and combat dementia is B vitamins.

Dementia , depression and mental impairment are associated often with B vitamin deficiencies.

The best drug for memory loss is Donepezil (Aricept) which works by improving your attention, memory and also your ability to engage in your daily activities.

The drug Donepezil (Aricept) is not a cure for Alzheimer's or dementia but it can slow down the progression.

Aricept has been shown to be an effective treatment for dementia due to Alzheimer's disease in clinical studies.

But this drug doesn't work the same for everyone with Alzheimer's disease.

Some people's cognitive function (ability to think and remember) seems to improve for a while with Aricept treatment.

The vitamins that slow Alzheimer's and dementia are B Vitamins and Vitamin E.

Other supplements that can help slow Alzheimer's and dementia include Curcumin, Omega fatty acid supplements and Ginkgo biloba.

The number one supplement for dementia is Vitamin B6 as well as B12.

Vitamins B12 and B6 and folic acid taken over 2 years slow the shrinkage of the brain and improve brain health and memory.

The supplement that helps with memory loss in the elderly is Vitamin E supplements.

Vitamin D and Vitamin B12 can also help with memory loss in elderly.

Just like vitamin D, vitamin B12 has so many mental benefits.

Getting enough vitamin B12 may give you more energy, improve memory, and make learning new things easier.

Mayo Clinic recommends for memory that you eat whole grains, vegetables and fruits as well as low fat protein such as beans, skinless poultry and fish.

Mayo Clinic also recommends that you avoid too much alcohol as it can lead to memory loss and confusion.

The best over the counter brain memory supplement is Citicoline.

Other best over the counter brain memory supplements include.
Bacopa monnieri.
Lion's Mane mushrooms.
Rhodiola rosea.
Ginkgo biloba.
Panax ginseng.

The best brain supplement to take is ginko, ginseng and NooCube brain supplements.

The #1 worst eating habits for memory loss are eating junk foods and high fat and processed meats and cheeses.

Eating foods such as meats from the deli counter, ham and bacon contain nitorsamines which can cause increased fats in the liver which can also be toxic for the brain.

Excessive consumption of processed meats and foods can increase the risk of dementia.

The fruit that is best for brain and brain health include strawberries, tomatoes, Kiwi, guava, bell peppers, oranges and berries.

These fruits contain lots of vitamin C which helps prevent your brain cells from becoming damaged and also helps support your overall brain health.

A study also found that vitamin C can potentially prevent Alzheimer's disease.

B12 does help with memory as vitamin B12 is essential to brain health and being deficient in vitamin B12 has been linked to impaired cognition and memory las well as a sensation of tingling and numbness and an outcome of poor myelination.

It is best to take all vitamins—but especially vitamins for memory—in their most bioavailable forms.

For B12, this means you should take methyl B12, or methylcobalamin (as opposed to the more common, synthetic cyanocobalmin).

Some good drinks you can drink to improve your brain memory are Adaptogen lattes, Turmeric lattes, green juices and smoothies, blueberry juice, orange juice, Kombucha, Green Tea and Coffee.

The 3 foods that fight memory loss are berries, fish, and leafy green vegetables.

The best memory booster for seniors is CDP-choline.

CDP-choline has been found by researchers in 14 studies to benefit memory in seniors and elderly people who also already have memory problems.

Citicoline, also known as cytidine diphosphate-choline or cytidine 5'-diphosphocholine is an intermediate in the generation of phosphatidylcholine from choline, a common biochemical process in cell membranes.

Citicoline is naturally occurring in the cells of human and animal tissue, in particular the organs.

CDP-choline activates the biosynthesis of structural phospholipids in the neuronal membranes, increases cerebral metabolism and acts on the levels of various neurotransmitters.

Thus, it has been experimentally proven that CDP-choline increases noradrenaline and dopamine levels in the CNS.

Choline has a critical role in neurotransmitter function because of its impact on acetylcholine and dopaminergic function.

Studies in animals suggest that CDP-choline supplements increase dopamine receptor densities and can ameliorate memory impairment.

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